Con-way (NYSE: CNW ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Con-way's revenues will increase 2.5% and EPS will grow 11.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.35 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Last quarter, Con-way reported revenue of $1.40 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.38 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 20.4%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 116 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give Con-way a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Con-way is outperform, with an average price target of $37.50.
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